Despite being outscored through their first 27 games of the year the Boston Celtics are in first place in the NBA’s Atlantic Division. Rookie coach Brad Stevens has his team playing solid defense while over- achieving on offense.
Most surprisingly, the Celtics two best players are guard Jordan Crawford and forward Jared Sullinger. Both score 14 points/game while posting a 55% True Shooting. Crawford is dishing out a career high in assists (nearly 6/night) and Sullinger is showing he can rebound despite being undersized for an interior player.
Hats off to Stevens and the young C’s for holding down the fort while waiting for Rajon Rondo to recover from his knee surgery.